Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals TAKU advocates for a better working life!

Our mission is to develop working life in art and culture, make the fields more appreciated, and advocate for the good of the sector. We support our members at all stages of their working lives, provide services and bring experts together.

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Two webinars on special issues of Finnish labour market

Two webinars on special issues of Finnish labour market coming up in May and June! Who has the right to live and work in Finland? What determines the rights of an employee or employer?

New Event for arts and culture professionals: ASK 17.5.

This day is just for you! ASK dives into the work life issues of art and culture experts. The program includes discussions, talks, inspiration, tips and exchange of ideas. Book your ticket now! It’s free for TAKU members!


Career stories

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Guidelines for dealing with harassment and inappropriate treatment

How to act in a harassment situation? How can harassment be prevented in the workplace? What are the responsibilities of the employer and the board of the organization?

A few words about unemployment fund membership and accruing earnings-related unemployment benefit

Joining an unemployment fund is worth it, as earnings-related unemployment benefit is considerably larger than the basic unemployment benefit paid by Kela. So, have you remembered to join an unemployment fund? It’s no extra cost to you.

Member services and benefits

TAKU provides support and professional counselling for its’ members in different situations – but also numerous member benefits, most of which are available to you as soon as you join.

Specialist in the art and culture sector: are you being paid at least the minimum TAKU-recommended salary?

See the TAKU’s salary recommendations for cultural producers (with degrees from a university of applied sciences) and holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees in arts, history, literature and cultural subjects.

Recommendations and Guides

Check the art and culture sector minimum salary recommendations, employment term guides and other work contract related materials.

Employment contract checklist

An employment contract may be made orally, electronically or manually. A written employment contract is always recommended to prevent disputes later on.

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